Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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Three people were injured late Friday when a limousine was struck on Highway 61 in Cottage Grove. The limo was attempting to turn off the highway when it bottomed out,...
A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a water tanker truck Tuesday afternoon in Denmark Township, authorities said.
Rep. Denny McNamara and DFL challenger Don Slaten pitched different strengths, experiences and positions as they faced off in a televised election forum. In seeking re-election to a seventh two-year...
A minimum wage increase will be a bump for low-earning Minnesota workers, or it will be a bust for the state’s economy. Those were competing predictions by south Washington County...
Area Republicans endorsed incumbent Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, for re-election in House 54B at the District 54 GOP convention Saturday in South St. Paul. South Washington County Republicans picked Matthew...
A St. Paul man who reportedly “hated” one of his co-workers brought a knife to his Bailey Nurseries job and stabbed the man to death, according to a criminal charge filed Friday.
Earlier this year Canadian Pacific asked Cottage Grove officials if the city would host a big event celebrating the 15th anniversary of the company’s Holiday Train. “They didn’t have to...
In many ways, the Cottage View Drive-In farewell celebration felt like the theater's early days some four decades ago. Hundreds of people turned out Thursday to say goodbye to the theater that will close its doors for good in the coming weeks after a 46-year run. The 900-space parking lot was roughly three-quarters full as collector cars from the mid-1960s and other eras pulled in alongside sedans, pick-up trucks and vans. Fans of outdoor movies and low-cost family entertainment showed up: Couples who remember the drive-in's early years.
Police say a Cottage Grove woman suffocated her newborn baby while sleeping with him after she had been drinking. Washington County prosecutors charged Toni A. Medrano, 29, with two felony manslaughter charges in connection with the 3-week-old baby's death last year. Medrano admitted that she drank vodka and later went to sleep with her newborn positioned between her and a cushion on a couch in the family's Cottage Grove home.
Republicans picked first-time candidate Janis Quinlan to challenge Sen. Katie Sieben and threw their support behind Cottage Grove City Council member Derrick Lehrke for an open Minnesota House seat. Quinlan, a real estate agent and St. Paul Park resident, won the Senate District 54 endorsement on the fourth round of balloting at the district convention Saturday in Hastings. Quinlan beat fellow first-time candidate Chad Rediske, of Cottage Grove, who conceded to Quinlan after trailing in each of the four rounds.